Kathleen Corriveau

Associate Dean for Research, Professor, Wheelock College of Education & Human Development

Dr. Kathleen Corriveau’s research focuses on social cognitive development of trust in early childhood, bridging ideas from developmental and social psychology and applying them to educational settings. Dedicated to enhancing school readiness for all children, she is a former National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow, and is the current recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award exploring the role of adult explanations in STEM learning. Corriveau has published articles in numerous refereed journals, including Child Development, Developmental Psychology, and Cognitive Science. She is the co-editor of The Questioning Child: Insights from Psychology and Education, to be published by Cambridge University Press (in press). Corriveau serves on the editorial board of Journal of Cognition and Development and Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, and as a Consulting Editor for Child Development and Developmental Psychology.

Dr. Corriveau’s work has received national media attention, with media coverage from New York Daily News, USA Today, Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Reader, The Week UK, Religion News Service, World Religion News, Philosophy News, Slate, Swedish Radio, The Economist, and CBC Radio. She has received numerous awards, including selection as a Rising Star from the Association for Psychological Science and an Early Career Impact Award from the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Templeton Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the Association for Psychological Science, and the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Corriveau directs the Social Learning Laboratory at the BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development.